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Stonewall Jackson & Robert Rodes, Autograph Letter, Signed

Stonewall Jackson & Robert Rodes Approve a Soldier’s Leave

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Stonewall Jackson and Robert Rodes sign off on a request for leave.

The dark brown ink used by both is the same, indicating that they were together when they signed.

Jackson died just one month after signing here (May 10th).

Walter Taylor signs another endorsement approving the request “By order of Genl. Lee.”

(Jackson, T.J. & Rodes, Robert) Blackford, Eugene, Major.  ALS.  Hd. Qrs. 5th Ala. Infantry, Near “Santee” Carolina Co. Va.:  10 April 1863. Asking for a 3-day leave from Lt. Chas. I. Pegues, Adjutant of the 5th. Endorsements, Signed with rank on the verso by both Jackson and Rodes on 11 April 1863.